Original German WWII Unissued Hollow Back Black Wound Badge in Packet by Carl Wild of Hamburg
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Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very nice unissued hollow back black wound badge by Carl Wild of Hambur, complete with its original maker marked packet. The badge itself is constructed out of a stamped steel alloy that has been blackened. The oval badge depicts an embossed profile of a mobile swas, above an M35 pattern helmet, which is above two crossed broad swords. This then lies on a pebbled field and is surrounded by a laurel leaf and berry wreath which is tied together at the bottom with a bow tie.
The reverse is unmarked, as was common on hollow back badges. The pin, hinge and catch are all intact and in well-working condition. The blackened finish on this example is almost 100%, with just some light age wear. Over time, these badges often lose their finish, but that has not happened with example, carefully stored for decades in the packet. The badge measures 1.75 inches high by 1.5 inches wide. Overall this is an very good example.
It comes complete with an original 2 1/2″ by 2″ paper packet, which is marked with the award name on the front in German “Black Letter” type:
It also has the complete makers name marked on the back in…